Jennifer Czerniawski, Ph.D.

Jennifer Czerniawski

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Psychology Instructor
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School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Personal Information



I graduated with a B.A. (2004) in Psychology (Binghamton University) and then with Master's (2008) and Doctorate (2011) degrees in Psychology/Program in Behavioral Neuroscience from Rutgers University. My main areas of interest are Learning, Memory, and Stress & Health. I worked as postdoctoral scholar at UCI in the Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory from 2011-2016 where I conducted research on how inflammation affects neural circuits, gene expression, and cognition. I am a full-time faculty member in the Psychology Department here at Saddleback (as of Fall 2019) and Co-Advisor of the Psi Beta + Psychology Club on Campus. The main courses I teach are Research Methods in Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Introductory Psychology. When I'm not teaching or thinking about the brain and behavior I enjoy spending time with my border collie, west coast swing dancing, cooking, camping, and going to Disneyland :)

Formal Education

  • PhD in Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience from Rutgers University
  • Masters in Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience from Rutgers University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University